This tangy lemony dressing makes a creamy addition to salads or is great drizzled over grilled fish. Try it over a butter lettuce, grape tomatoes, and English cucumber salad. Try substituting plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream.

Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Slowly whisk olive oil into the lemon juice mixture until thickened. Whisk sour cream into the mixture. Transfer the dressing to a sealable container.

    Advertisement
  • Refrigerate 15 minutes to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

156.3 calories; 0.6 g protein; 2.3 g carbohydrates; 6.3 mg cholesterol; 112.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2012
Yum! I added an extra splash of lemon juice and used a little less greek yogurt than called for. Delish! Second time around I added a splash of red wine vinegar (just because I love it) and it was a great addition too! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2018
Added honey to sweeten it up a bit Read More
(1)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2012
Yum! I added an extra splash of lemon juice and used a little less greek yogurt than called for. Delish! Second time around I added a splash of red wine vinegar (just because I love it) and it was a great addition too! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2014
I used plain yogurt and added either oregano or thyme. It goes without saying I added extra garlic. Very tasty! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2012
I'm a lemon lover---that's for sure. I did like this but it was missing something when I used it on my salad tonight. I added a little balsamic vinegar to my salad and that made this very good so I'm thinking that for a salad it needed just a very very little bit of sweetness--maybe honey or a pinch of sugar--just to cut that acid. If I try this tomorrow and I have a different take on it I'll come back and edit my opinion. I'll be glad to try this on fish! Read More
(4)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2013
I changed this recipe to make it healthier and it was still delicious. I didn't add salt I only used 1 tbs EVOO and I used 1/2 cup of plain non-fat regular yogurt(not greek)instead of sour cream. This cut the fat by 70% and the consistency stayed the same since regular fat-free yogurt is runnier than sour cream thus less oil is necessary. I served right away without refrigerating. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2014
My new favorite dressing! I made a few changes, the most significant one being the amount of garlic: even though I usually double it in everything, I only used 1 clove after trying it with 3 and burping garlicky for 2 days. Also, I use 3/4 cup fat free yogurt to 1/4 cup olive oil to reduce fat because, trust me, this salad dressing is so delicious you will want to slather your veggies in it!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2013
I've tried several lemon dressing and this is by far the BEST!! THanks! Read More
(3)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2014
This is so fabulous!! I am allergic to sour cream and yogurt so substitued organic mayonnaise. It seemed too tart so I added about 2t. sugar while blending. PERFECT!!! I have been buying EXPENSIVE salad dressing that is not as good as this!! Definitely a repeatable dressing! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2015
This is quite tasty as written but becomes five stars if you add a touch of honey (that helps with the acidity coming from the lemon). I didn't have sour cream so I used plain yogurt which worked fine (I'm sure sour cream would also have been tasty). Nice dressing for a variety of salads. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2015
I made this tonight with fish and my family sopped up all the remaining sauce with garlic bread clean plates left!! I may leave out the zest next time but otherwise its a great sauce. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2018
Added honey to sweeten it up a bit Read More
(1)